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Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis

Caspian, Edmund, Lucy and Eustace have found all the elderly seven lords. In order to break the enchantment on the sleeping three lods, they have to sail to World's End and leave one member of their party behind. Instead of eating, they are drinking sweet water that fills them up. The sweet water is the same as the prophecy that Reepicheep heard as a little mouseling. Caspian, who is the current King of Narnia, wants to go to World's End/Aslan's Country, but Aslan told him not to go. If Narnia has no ruler, then there would be war. Caspian feels angry and then sad about this ("It's horrible"). Reepicheep sails to Aslan's Country. Edmund, Lucy and Eustace hesitantly head back to their world; they cannot stay in Narnia because their family is back in their world.

And that was his last mini-book report for the Dawn Treader. We'll do Who Was Abraham Lincoln? or The Hobbit next.

I wish Disney would make more Narnia movies (although Dawn Treader was the least enjoyable out of all three). The actors playing the Pevensies (22-30 years old) are in the right age to star in The Horse and His Boy.
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A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare

Oberon, who is furious at Titania, wants the Indian boy to work for him as a squire. Titania replies, "No, this is the son of a beloved friend." Oberon angrily takes revenge by making Titania fall in love with the first thing she sees, a man with a donkey's head. Puck mistakenly puts the flower's juice on the wrong person's eyes. Instead of making Demetrius fall in love with Helena, he ends up making Lysander fall in love with Helena. Since Titania is in love with Nick Bottom and isn't thinking right, Oberon successfully takes away the Indian boy. After he has the boy, Oberon reverses the enchantment on Titania.

Boxcar Children: The Mystery Cruise

The amazing Alden children, who are happily on vacation, meet Max on a cruise ship headed to Miami. Max wants to inherit his grandmother's house filled with antiques so he can open it as a museum, but someone is sabotaging him so he won't be able to get there in time to inherit. Tom/Thomas, who is in disguise, sabotages the trip by yelling "Man overboard!" and throwing something into the water. He tries to hide in the cabin during the passenger count, but the Alden children catch him. Tom also messes with the radio connections. The Alden children overhear Tom talking about 'C.' C turns out to be Carla, Max's cousin. The Alden children trick Tom into thinking the ship is arriving late. Max arrives on time, and Tom gets arrested.

J has learned and read passages from MND (and Twelfth Night) but not the entire play. I also read Charles & Mary Lamb's Tales from Shakespeare to him, so he knows the overarching plot of the play.

When he's a bit older I'll let him watch the 1999 movie (I didn't realize they're making another one). But I'd like to first finish reading Dawn Treader together so we can watch that movie together.


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